WISHLIST WEDNESDAY: #4

Today is Wednesday so for those of you who are new to the blog that means its time for a Wishlist Wednesday post!  Wishlist Wednesday is a blog hop that is hosted by Pen to Paper so make sure to check out that blog and some of the other fabulous Wishlist Wednesday posts there!  As always I love it when people make their own Wishlist Wednesday posts to share with me! 🙂

 

This Weeks Book is…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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So I have honestly no idea how long this book has been on my wishlist but I needs to come off right now!  I love the concept of this book and I picked up Eleanor and Park recently so it would be a start to completing my Rainbow Rowell collection once I pick this up.  Have any of you read it?  What did you think of it?

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

WISHLIST WEDNESDAY: #3

Last week there was no Wishlist Wednesday but this week I’m back with a new book that I’ve been dying to get off my Wishlist and onto my shelf!  Wishlist Wednesday is a blog hop that is hosted by Pen to Paper!  As with every week if you would like to join and do a Wishlist Wednesday post of your own feel free and make sure to comment below so I can see what books you guys want to read as well!

 

This Weeks Book is…

Last Chance (Bite) by Sarah Dessen

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One of the first contemporary YA authors that I started reading was Sarah Dessen.  I’ve grown with her books and found new and amazing books that I love by her.  I thought I had almost all of them in my possession when I stumbled on this one on Amazon.  I didn’t even know this book existed and apparently it is one of the more elusive Sarah Dessen books!  I have yet to be able to find it any place other than Amazon and a possible copy on Abe Books.  I adore Sarah Dessen’s writing style so I’m astounded that I didn’t just buy this book when I found it!

Synopsis from Amazon:

Never in one place long enough to make friends or put down roots, Colie doesn’t expect her trip to the North Carolina coast to change a thing. Always the outcast, she’s resigned to a holiday with only her eccentric aunt Mira for company. But when she finds a job waitressing at the Last Chance cafe, she also finds acceptance, new friends, and the beginnings of romance..

WISHLIST WEDNESDAY: #2

It’s that time of the week again!  Time for another Wishlist Wednesday 🙂 As always this is a blog hop that is hosted by Pen to Paper.  If you would like to join feel free and leave your Wishlist Wednesday posts in the comments for me to check out! I love visiting other people’s blogs!

 

This Weeks Book Is…

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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If you watched my BookTube-A-Thon update from yesterday you’ll know that I’ve been on a bit of a Neil Gaiman kick lately.  I regret nothing!  I will say I was skeptacle but my roommate had me read the first volume of the Sandman graphic novel series that he wrote and I fell in love!  I just finished Stardust for the BookTube-A-Thon and I was quite happy with that one as well.  I just need to buy this darn book already! SHESH!

Synopsis from Amazon:

 

In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren’t really one thing or the other.

The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.

THURSDAY QUOTABLES: Ask The Passengers

Thursday Quotables is a weekly book blog meme that is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies and deals with quotes and passages from whatever book you are currently reading!

So this week (or at least today) I am reading Ask the Passengers by A.S. King.  I don’t really know how to describe how I feel about this book other than to flail about a bit and be in complete and utter awe of it.  I picked it up after watching Ariel Bisset rave about A.S. King in videos on her channel and I was not disappointed.  I will be posting my review of it later this week hopefully!

And the first quote from this book is my personal favorite:

“Is it okay to lie in order to be happy?”

This quote is from Astrid as she is sitting in her backyard contemplating her life and who she is and what she wants in a relationship and/or what is acceptable to want in a relationship.  For me this quote hit home and made me think of decision I’ve made in the past and whether or not it truly is acceptable to lie in order to be happy.  Whether you are lying to yourself or to those around you. Sound off below on your thoughts dealing with this quote!

The second quote and last quote that I will be using from this book is from a couple pages down and is another one that really struck me (keep in mind that I am not terribly far into this book yet):

“As I slwly walk down the aisle, I want to ask for their help. How do I forgive myself? I have an imaginary conversation with them, and then they tell me: Just do it.

This quote occurs almost directly after the previous one and it is from the perspective of the person on the plane.  I love the fact that the conversation of Astrid and the people 30 thousand feet above her mirror themselves and answer each other.  It is by far one of my favorite aspects of this book.

Now you all get to participate!  Sound off below about some of the quotes from what you are currently reading that made you think, or laugh, or just struck you as something you wanted to share! And don’t forget to check out Bookshelf Fantasies blog for more cool blog memes!

WISHLIST WEDNESDAY: #1

I’ve been seeing several of the blogs I follow doing Wishlist Wednesday which is a blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper.  After realizing that my wishlist on Amazon was of a decent size I decided to participate!

 

THIS WEEKS BOOK IS:

Half Bad by Sally Green!

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This book has been on my wishlist for too darn long!  I even tried to give myself incentive to buy it by putting it on my TBR list for a summer reading challenge that I am participating in.  However apparently this book isn’t high enough on my list for even that to be incentive! AND IT SOUNDS SO DARN GOOD TOO!

Synopisis from Amazon: 

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.